The next club meeting on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing software due to Ventura County’s “Stay Well at Home” emergency order to combat the spread of COVID-19. Please read on for information on how to access this meeting.
Topic/Guest Speakers – Amateur Radio on the International Space Station: Norm Thorn -K6UU discusses ARISS, a competitive program for schools to propose special science and space education programs in conjunction with contacting an astronaut aboard the International Space Station via amateur radio. Most ARISS events worldwide lately have been postponed indefinitely, due to social distancing requirements and stay at home orders. Norm will discuss efforts to develop working online approaches to doing events even if the students are at home in quarantine. He will touch on some of the things they are looking at to deal with the situation.
To join the CVARC Zoom Meeting click on this url:
Meeting ID: 428 144 742
Helpful Information About Zoom
There is no charge for the CVARC meeting on Zoom nor is a Zoom account required to join the meeting. Anyone can join a meeting using the Zoom mobile apps (iOS, Android) or desktop applications for Windows, Mac and Linux.
To use Zoom you will need a video camera, either built into your device or a separate webcam (most modern computers, smartphones and tablets have this built in) and the Zoom client installed on your machine. (Zoom has clients for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.)
For computer audio, you must have a working microphone, such as the built-in microphone, a USB microphone or an inline microphone on a headset or headphones. Click “Join Audio by Computer” to connect your computer’s speaker and microphone to the Zoom Meeting.
You can join a Zoom meeting via teleconferencing/audio conferencing (using a traditional phone). This is useful if you do not have a microphone or speaker on your PC/Mac or you do not have a smartphone (iOS or Android).
You might want to give Zoom a trial run before the meeting. Brad Ormsby-W6VO has been hosting Zoom chats a couple of times a week. Details are announced on the daily informal nets on the Bozo repeater.
Login credentials for the April 16th meeting are listed above. You should be able to click on the url and connect to the meeting. If you are having trouble doing that:
- Go to https://zoom.us/ on your browser.
- Click on “Join a Meeting” on the upper right-hand side of your screen.
- Enter the Meeting ID number.
- Enter the password when prompted.
- Then follow instructions to enable your microphone and video. (For the CVARC meeting your video and audio with be off/muted unless you are called upon by the moderator.)
- At the bottom of your screen you can click on an icon called “Participants” and you can see the names of all the meeting participants and you can indicate if you’d like the moderator to know you have a question.